nearbeer (4675) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
650 ml. Lightly hazy, burnt orange with a thin creamy foam. Nose of mixed citrus hard candy, dried grass, booze and toast. Flavors of dark cherry toffee, citrus honey, toast, dried grass and booze. Medium-heavy body is to the sweet side and has low-medium carbonation.
simonblaine (566) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2015 parallel 49 central city advent calendar. Pours yellow, foamy head. Fruity malty straw, the usual. Taste is similar. Low carbonation. It?s OK.
beastiefan2k (3282) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL capped bottle, a gift from fiulijn. Apparently he is giving these out to every lucky girl at the dance :). I wasn’t having high expectations for this beer. First, no idea of age. Second, an Imperial IPA from Canada, well call me skeptical. When cold this seems to hit the spot. Strong hops, moderate bitterness, no off flavors. Passes the "I didn’t try test’ but the true test of a beer is letting it warm up. Temperature decreases bring out a much sweeter sugary aspect. Not offending and not caramel - thank goodness - but sweet. Hops sort of generic but felt. Not particularly bitter, again the sweetness covers up a lot. I see this as just an American Strong Ale, its actually not bitter or hoppy enough. I can drink it again and it exceeded my expectations.
luttonm (4135) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml, thanks to fiulijn for the gift. Slight hazy white gold, creamy white head. Spice-tinged hop, a rich, astringent wit beer with some more dense hops. An odd mashup for me, but hits with plenty of wheat-wot character. Finishes quite dry, with balanced pine-citrus. Very tasty, a bit spicy.
Reeko (50) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden colour with a very thin white head. Aroma of citrus/orange. Taste is hoppy and bitter with hints of orange and maybe grapefruit. Medium carbonation with a warm boozy finish. Not bad
wlajwl (5444) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is wheat, grains/malts and citrus/tea. The flavor is citrus/fruit, tobacco, mild grapes, wheat/malts, hops and a mix of tart, slight bitterness and heat in the finish.
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #1362 7.12.2014 341mL Bottle from the CC/P49 Mystery Box. Faintly hazy amber/golden pour with a bubbly white foam, spotty lacing. Nose is orange peel, lemony hops. Mouthfeel crisp, medium alcohol warmth, medium carbonation. Decent bitterness, just a great Canadian IIPA.
northropfrye (3103) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From craft crossing pack. Amber. Resinous and hoppy. Full of flavour and and aroma. Very nice. One of the best in this pack.
cards04 (2577) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy yellow. Nice aromas of sweet grains. Sweet honey and grain flavours with a balancing hoppy finish. No booze detected. Very good.
alexsdad06 (8267) - Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from Appalachian Vintner shared with drsordr. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a large off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted grainy malts, resin, some pithy fruit character, at the beginning it had stronger alcohol notes, they settled down as it warmed a bit, sweetness grows, just a bit strange overall.